Forecasting tourist arrivals with machine learning and internet search index

Publication date: February 2019Source: Tourism Management, Volume 70Author(s): Shaolong Sun, Yunjie Wei, Kwok-Leung Tsui, Shouyang WangAbstractPrevious studies have shown that online data, such as search engine queries, is a new source of data that can be used to forecast tourism demand. In this study, we propose a forecasting framework that uses machine learning and internet…

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